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Operation ‘Tidal Wave' reaping success, says JCF

Published:Monday | March 28, 2016 | 1:05 PM

The Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) recently launched operation ‘Tidal Wave’ has reportedly been reaping success.

Tidal Wave started after the JCF concluded its three-year crime fighting strategy, Operation Resilience on March 18, to make way for this new operational phase, which will see a surge in policing activities across the island for the next three months.

According to the JCF’s Corporate Communications Unit, since the launch of the initiative, four persons have been arrested and charged for Praedial Larceny, 65 Farm Watch meetings have been held and the Police have visited 12 abattoirs.

Additionally, 273 persons have been charged for various offences and four wanted persons were held.

During the same period, 15 firearms, 96 assorted rounds of ammunition and 517 offensive weapons were seized.

In addition, over 95,000 searches – including premises, vehicles and persons – were carried out, while $200,000 and US$50,000 and cash in other currencies were seized.

A total of 598.5 pounds of ganja, with an estimated street value of approximately J$3 million was also seized along with, five pounds of cocaine.

One point five acres of ganja has been destroyed.

Police/citizen relations have also been targeted under the initiative.

Since the start of the initiative there have been 14 widely publicised meetings, 245 Neighbourhood Watch meetings and 208 Domestic Dispute Interventions.